FOUNDATION’S PURPOSE

Our mission is to provide quality and personalized education to women and girls, developing all aspects of each individual to the full in accordance with Christian principles.

Kianda Foundation was started as a non-profit making Educational Trust aimed at promoting the educational, professional, cultural and spiritual welfare of women in Kenya. A Trust Deed established the Foundation on 9 January 1961. It is registered under the Land (Perpetual Succession) Act. It achieves this aim through the establishment and management of schools, colleges, and training centers for both women and girls, thus promoting their general education.

Kianda Foundation projects have grown continuously over the years in answer to the real needs of women’s development in different fields at a particular time. The projects of the Foundation respond to the conviction of the Trustees that women provide the key to a social development based on Christian values.

The Foundation was set up by a group of professional women in Kenya who decided to place their education, management expertise, time and knowledge at the service of women in this country.

MEET THE TEAM

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Their role is to safeguard the aims of the Foundation and make sure that all activities fall under them.

  • Dr. Olga Marlin, D.Litt. (Honoris Causa), M.A., H.dip.ED

  • Prof. Christine Gichure, Ph.D. (Philosophy)

  • Bernadette Musundi, M.A, Administration and Management

  • Wilfreda Chepkoech, H. Dip. Pharmacy

  • Seraphina Mwangi, H. Dip. Business Studies

  • Dorothy Khamisi, B.A. (History and Linguistics), Masters in Educational Management

MANAGEMENT BOARD

The role of the Management Board is to set up different projects, look for funds, train personnel to look after them and provide training backing until the project is running smoothly.

  • Mercedes Otaduy – Managing Director

  • Jayne Njoroge – Administrator & Finance Controller

  • Susan Kinyua – Public Relations / Outreach Program Manager

  • Jennifer Maina – Accountant

OUR PARTNERS

Kianda Foundation relies on funding from donors both in Kenya and overseas. Expenses of the running of the Trust are kept at a minimum, employing only the essential staff and relying heavily on the volunteer work of dedicated professionals.

PARTNERS IN KENYA

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

  • Fundación Gandarias – Spain

  • Fundación Rode – Spain

  • ICEP – Austria

  • Rein Donau – Germany

  • ACI – U.S

  • Cherkin Preston Foundation – U.S.

  • Fundación Roviralta – Spain

  • Fundación Maite Iglesias – Spain

  • Fundación Limmat – Switzerland

  • KKE – Finland

  • Fundación Isolana – Spain